Too Many Workers? Foxconn Halts Hirings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:47

TAIPEI -- Foxconn has found itself in an odd position as it has temporarily ceased new hirings because too many employees came back to work following the Chinese New Year vacation.

Employers give workers leaves of two weeks or more during the break each year. Many of those workers, who travel hundreds of miles or more from their hometowns to work at various factories in massive industrial parks in major trade zones in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou and other cities, decide not to return after the break.

At Foxconn this year, however, more employees than anticipated returned, and the world's largest ODM/electronics contract assembler has paused recruitment until the end of March.

 

 

Columns

Eastern-US: China’s New Competitor?

Parity emerges among EMS Factories from Asia, Mexico and the US.

For the first time in years we see parity in the Eastern US among EMS factories from Asia, Mexico and the US. This EMS market condition will permit American OEMs (the EMS industry refers to OEMs as customers) to have more EMS pathways to choose from. Now more than ever, such EMS assignments will require deeper investigation relating to the OEMs’ evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

Read more...
 
The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.

Read more...
 

Features

Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control

Contaminated bath water skews refractive index results. New technology can accurately measure aqueous cleaning agent concentration.

Read more...
 
Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.

Read more...
 

Search

Search

Login

CB Login

Language

Language

English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 

Products

Panasonic Debuts PanaCIM Maintenance with Augmented Reality
PanaCIM Maintenance with Augmented Reality software provides instant communication and information to factory technicians -- when and where it is needed -- so they can respond to factory needs more...